Hillhead Bookclub

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Every 4th Wednesday of the month


Best Bar 2014 - DesignMyNight Awards

Set in an old cinema, Hillhead Bookclub has nothing to do with books. It's a quirk-heavy venue that feels like a bunch of cool kids broke into some posh council chambers and threw a raucous bash. The too-cool-for-school West End bar, restaurant and party venue is littered with elaborate cornicing, leather Chesterfield couches, beautiful light fixtures and a heavily featured gramophone and stag's head. Add that to a bright blue wood panelled wall, surrounded by fairy lights, bunting and Nintendo and ping pong playing trendsters, and you have yourself a paradoxical wonderland. 

Food comes as a range of quirky comforts like brisket and chicken pot pie with an extensive veggie menu that offers "more than just mushroom risotto". To drink is a vast range of unique cocktails as well as your regular beers and spirits. A heady schedule of guest acts and in-house DJs churning out a mix of retro classics and the latest trendy musical outputs, has garnered the Hillhead Bookclub a rather cult following. The BYOB nights are the stuff of legend and the Tuesday craft club is a firm favourite among the Pinteresting patrons. This place might be a little try hard, but it's party hearty punters clearly appreciate the effort.  

What's on

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Say It Ain't Sew

Say It Ain't Sew

Every Tuesday

Become a dab hand at darning, a blinder at buttons and cracker at crochet with Say It Ain't Sew, a free weekly sewing...

Ball Drag Bingo

Ball Drag Bingo

Every 4th Wednesday of the month

Join the Hillhead Bookclub every last Wednesday of the month for a must-try evening of Ball Drag antics. Whether you've...

Friday Disco

Friday Disco

Every 4th Friday of the month from 28th October

There’s already plenty of reasons to celebrate the last Friday of the month, but the night of sweet disco beats...


No Door Charge
Drinkonomical £
West End
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
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Hillhead Bookclub
17 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow, G12 8BQ


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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £2.50
Cocktail £3.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £2.00


This venue serves American, Brunch, International and Pub Food food.

A word from the chef:
Down home favourites like pies and stews as well as a better than your average, veggie offering. (Venison stew £8.50, bean burger £7.50)

Our Review

Hillhead Book Club - Glasgow Bar Review

Hillhead Book Club - Glasgow Bar Review

Hillhead Book Club to many may sound like a straight-laced, head nodding night out but this book club has quite a few stories waiting to be told.  The Venue Housed in an old  Art-Deco styled cinema with paint peeling off the walls...

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Oh my goodness this place is the definition of quirky.. It's a great cool space. We went on a Friday and it was fantastic. We would definitely recommend hillhead bookclub
16 Jul 2016 by katb83

Got a sandwich and drinks with friends for lunch and it was fantastic. I had a chicken sandwich with roasted red peppers, avocado, and pesto and it was one of the best sandwiches I've had in Scotland. The Salted Caramel White Russian is also delicious. Nice atmosphere as well.
08 May 2016 by travelfiend

Love the cocktails here. Usually busy but serve is fast. The decor is great, lots of quirky pieces and ideas. Caged table tennis tables upstairs, as well as a really small hidden section with a separate beautifully decorated bar - great as the is no queue and it's a bit quieter! Only complaint - warm white wine
19 Jan 2016 by claired19

Slipped in here for a wee cocktail on Sunday afternoon, the staff were so friendly and the music was awesome! I felt right at home - wish I could spend every Sunday afternoon here. Maybe one day when Glasgow is home...
17 Nov 2014 by jeagle
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Interesting and engaging layout. My big let down was the food - of a really low quality. Was at the HBC with 4 friends and we all had a good sampling of the menu, everyone was very disappointed. The waiter responded well to outr comments but shruged his shoulders and told us they had a few problems in the kitchen to iron out.
28 Jan 2014 by Tom
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It's a wee bit try hard, yeah, but it's always busy so they're doing something right. It can get a bit loud at the busiest times but the crowd is nice and there's never any hassle.
27 Jun 2013 by lunice

Something completely different from what I'd normal go for but I was pleasantly surprised awesome venue & they staff are attentive and nice. Will definitely be coming back!
22 May 2013 by jane_mcginn

So many cool nooks and crannies in this place, it can get a busy by the bar at times but it makes up for it with an awesome venue and awesome people

10 May 2013 by kclifton23

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